Join us Friday October 13 from 9am to 1pm for the Fall Finale. Formerly known as Apple Day, the event features a free community apple pressing, an apple dessert contest and a great pumpkin contest. This is the last Market of the regular season.
Bakers of all ages are encouraged to enter the Apple Dessert Contest. Bring your entries to the market by 10:30am, judging begins at 11. Any remaining desserts will be sold by the slice to benefit the Market after the winner is announced as soon is the judging is complete. The top prize is a $100. You are also invited to bring your largest home-grown pumpkin to the Market by 11am. Entries will be weighed and the winner will receive $100. Thanks to the Law office of Jonathon Venzie for sponsoring the Apple Dessert Contest and Wagon Wheel Farm for sponsoring the Great Pumpkin contest. Three apple presses will be in operation. Everyone is invited to bring apples and containers to the Market to press free of charge. The Market will also be pressing apples and the juice will be available for a donation to the Market. In addition, a small press will be available at the Kids Corner.
The Fall Finale marks the end of the regular Market season. However, customers will be able to continue to purchase fresh local produce, meats, eggs, honey and baked goods as well as artisan crafts and canned goods on the On-line Market. The On-line Market can be found at the website, www.independecefarmersmarket.org, just click the Online Market tab. The On-line Market is open for shopping from Wednesday evenings until Monday evenings. Pick-up is Wednesday afternoons from 4-6pm at the Grayson LandCare office at 108 Courthouse street.
Winter Markets are coming….the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24 and the first Saturday in December,the 2nd. Details soon.